Inspecting maintained schools: letter for parents and carers

Letter explaining why and when Ofsted inspects, and how to share their views.

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Letter to parents for maintained schools inspections

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The letter tells parents and carers that the school is due to be inspected, provides some basic information about the inspection, provides contact details for the inspector and provides information on how parents can give their views on the school.

Published 5 August 2014
Last updated 19 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. The termly update to the main features of Ofsted's school inspections.

  2. First published.